Ever heard of TED Talks? Well if you haven’t they full of great speakers from all sections of business and society who are there to share ideas and inspire delegates to the event. Normally you would have had to travel quite far to go to one, however there is some good news as TEDxBrighton 2014 will be taking place on Friday the 31st of October 2014 at the Dome Concert Hall.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics.
Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and many more.
Now you don’t have to travel far to go to these hugely popular events as TEDxBrighton is happening soon.
The title of this year’s TEDxBrighton is ‘Many Hands’, the theme being exploring ideas around connectivity, convergence and community.
The one day event will be looking at the prevalence of technology in the networked age, how our social networks can leave us feeling more isolated than ever and how, in our world surrounded by screens, we are driven to desire the physical and also explore how intimacy looks in the modern age along with ideas of connectivity across distance, flash mobs, subcultures, the maker movement and how skills once commonplace within our locale, have become rarities akin to art.
TEDxBrighton will present those innovative individuals whose work engages with that sweet spot between audience and performer, those who’ve brought ideas, theories and people together in unexpected places and those who are changing the face of technology to be more physical than ever.
There will also be the ‘ideas lab’ which will running in the Dome foyer throughout the day and aims to be a soap box for the very best ground breaking inventions, designs and new technologies from the South East and beyond.
All in all it should be a great day for those that are looking for inspiration and ideas both for life and business.
You can find out more via the link here.